Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Pink House Woody Rides Again!


Oh, the good stuff is so worth waiting for, don't you think?
I painted The Pink House Woody 6 years ago, sold it 3 years ago and now I am happy to announce I have made my first set of giclees on canvas and they are a delight!

This first series is an edition of 100 and are signed in oil. Notations on the edition are in pencil on the flip side. The size is 30 x 40 inches on archival smooth portrait canvas (shown on my easel) with archival inks and is mounted on gallery wrap style stretcher bars at 1 1/2 inches. They are coated with UV acrylic protector. The stretcher bars are also cross braced and made with sturdy poplar.

 I am selling this first group at $825.00 US per print plus shipping. 

You may pay by check or money order only in US funds.

 I will ship flat via UPS in the USA and can give you a rate on that once I know where to send it as rates vary. International inquiries will be handled as per customs regarding the destination for exports.

If you are interested please contact me and I will forward an address for you to mail your check. Contact me at or please include your name, phone number, address and the quantity you would like. It takes two weeks to
to get one made and will be sent in week three please allow at least that for delivery. Tracking information will be provided.

More to come.....

All art and images copyright Alan Phillips

Saturday, September 12, 2015

"All You Need Is Love"


Thank you John Lennon for that line. I just need to remember it sometimes. I send to you the thoughts from 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran  in the last part "On Love" and the last ten lines specifically.

"Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings it's melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love.
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate on Love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips."

The title of this piece is 'Cupid." black, red and white acrylic on paper 20 x 20 inches.

Big love,

More to come

All art copyright Alan Phillips 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"sometimes anger trips our freedom circuits"



That headline is from the awesome writer Danielle Laporte. Furthermore I like  and connect to " Happiness is carbonated consciousness." Another of her quotes,brilliant!

Here is another word/art painting study. The painting is 18 x 24 inches black acrylic on paper with computer generated type. The original oil on canvas will be 3 x 4 feet.

I crave harmony. This morning I had a small confrontation. I took a positive action in handling a problem with major benefits to all concerned in my tribe. It did not sit well with one individual outside the tribe. It took me a bit of time to unravel my hostile energy and a friend reminding me by saying the words..looking right into my eyes, "positive energy" actually that's all it took, once I heard it I dropped it and went on with my day. But I thought it might be appropriate art to post today since I am needing to remember the focus of the message. 

Wishing you peace my friends...

More to come...

Art and art words copyright Alan Phillips 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015



What a gas right, you know the song "Ridgetop" by Jesse Colin Young? The Sausalito version. Slipstream overdrive is where my fondest memories and moments reside and ride.

This tune has it, that groove momentum.

"I got a yard full of bushes that turn into pies in July" ha, too good.  I knew such people, up in Reading Massachusetts with such bushes and pies once upon a time I miss them all and this music takes me home in a heartbeat. "I like it."

Most of my life like my art sits up on a breeze, movement is present even when I am painting a still life or appear to be meditating still as a moment when the sun first breaks the horizon. You may see me sitting still as the forest deep but truth be told the spokes of light are beaming outward across the universe. I was trying to portray a kind of grounded version of that here. While you are on your way, there are blossoms and things are flying you see them...sometimes? 

I was playing with washes and opaques at this point in my illustration career. This was a piece for a mystery novel featured in the pages of WB magazine. Thank you Harry Hoffman and Alex Von Koschembahr. The art was 30 x 40 inches oil on canvas.

"Where it's quiet and peaceful almost all the time."

and you know I like it that way.

More to come.....

All art copyright Alan Phillips 2015